V3 Ocean Racing PFD Life Jacket - Fluro Yellow/Grey

Size Guide
Chest (Centimeters)   70cm -80cm  80cm-90cm 90cm-105cm 105cm-115cm 115cm-130cm 130+ 
Chest (Inches)    27.55" - 31.5"  31.5" - 35.4" 35.4" - 41.3" 41.3" - 45.2"  45.2" - 51.1" 51.1" +  
Weight (Kilograms)  40 - 60kg 40 - 60kg  60 - 75kg 75 - 90kg  90 - 100kg  100kg+ 
Weight (Pounds)  88lbs - 132lbs  88lbs - 132lbs  132lbs - 165lbs  175lbs -198lbs  198lbs - 220lbs  220lbs+

Note: We recommend you select your Vaikobi PFD based on your chest measurement rather than your weight.

Vaikobi PFDs have buoyancy above the minimum floatation required for under our ISO 12402-5 certification.

Vaikobi V3 PFD Life Jacket - Size Guide

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Shipping & Delivery Info


The V3 Ocean Racing PFD features some new updates to increase comfort and performance including:

  • Slightly larger front pockets to fit larger cell phones more easily
  • Larger hose guide tabs
  • Light grey side panels and mesh pockets

All the other fantastic design features which have made this PFD so popular remain, including our super soft form fitting foam that bends around the body and our ultra lightweight construction.

If you are training or racing in the harbour or a few kilometres offshore in the ocean, the Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD will not only make you feel lighter and more comfortable in the boat, but will also make you highly visible to those around you for when you want to be seen.

Key Product Features:

  • ISO 12402-5 (50N Buoyancy)
  • Form Fitting Super Soft Foam
  • Two fully closable mesh pockets with lanyard
  • Super lightweight and breathable
  • Hi Vis Fluro for maximum visibility
  • Hydro compartment on the back to store your hydration pack with hose holders to guide hose
  • No side panels for maximum breathability
  • Padded shoulders
  • Front centre zip for ease of putting on
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31 May 2021
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Great product and amazing customer service

Very positive. It is light and fits well and easy to paddle in. I am short with a slightly stocky frame but I found the adjustments available on the vest easy to adjust to my figure and very comfortable. Your customer service team (Paula) was so helpful and helped me decide on the size and model. Her personal approach was very helpful and gave me added comfort in placing my order from far away. Great experience.

31 May 2021
Janet H.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
I love this PFD!

Very comfortable. Love the pockets. I bought this because my friend had one and highly recommended it. Easy to see from a very long distance, so it's great for paddling in areas with speed boats. Other paddlers ask me where I got it, and I’ve highly recommended it.

17 May 2021
William H.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
High viz, high comfort

It is comfortable. Easy to adjust the fit. A little bigger than I thought it would be but I don’t really even notice I have it on when paddling.

04 May 2021
Liza S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great PFD for long distance SUP

The fit and features of this PFD meet my needs when it comes to long distance paddles. I got this specifically for an upcoming 70 mile race in a month. I took it for a test drive on a 24 mile paddle this past weekend and was pleased. My arms did not rub as I paddled, the pockets were easy to work with, the pouch to carry my hydration worked as expected.

04 May 2021
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Life jacket

Fantastic! It is the best I have ever had!


Chest (Centimeters)   82cm -87cm  89cm-95cm 97cm-102cm 107cm-112cm 117cm-122cm 127cm-132cm 
Waist (Centimeters)    66cm - 70cm  71cm - 76cm 77cm - 85cm 86cm - 95cm  96cm - 105cm 106cm - 114cm


Bust (Centimeters)   78cm -84cm  85cm-90cm 91cm-97cm 98cm-103cm 104cm-109cm 110cm-116cm 
Waist (Centimeters)    58cm - 69cm  64cm - 70cm 71cm - 76cm 77cm - 83cm  84cm - 90cm 91cm - 97cm
Hips (Centimeters)    82cm - 90cm  90cm - 96cm 97cm - 102cm 103cm - 108cm  109cm - 115cm 116cm - 122cm